Ellen Ullman tells Maud Newton about her new novel
The New England branch of the literary society PEN has announced that it's bestowing its inaugural award for outstanding achievement in song lyrics in February (hat tip: Dave Bry/Maud Newton). Lyrics from all stripes of popular music can, of course, be utterly banal, but they can also employ ... More >>
Today is Thanksgiving here in the States, and in addition to getting irritated by Nickelback's existence, lots of Americans will probably celebrate by eating pie. The word "pie" is a bit more prevalent in the lyrics of non-"Weird Al" Yankovic-crafted popular music than one might a dessert to be, but ... More >>
Twitter's angry faceSurprise: Twitter is outraged about something that probably never happened. The day's horrible events in Japan and worldwide have resulted in a huge outcry of support for the victims online, but one that's been punctuated by the strange Twitter trending of the term "Godzil ... More >>
All Blogs Go To HeavenDo you use an RSS reader? If so, and you're stuck on the old-school Bloglines, it's time to get a Google Reader. IAC,which bought Bloglines five years ago, has decided to shutter the service on October 1, according to an announcement on Ask.com. It's always a pain when p ... More >>
Broken hearts make for great stories
Could cyberspace be the novel's best friend? Litblogs take offand grow up.